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A new Byrds Box Set has just been released by Sony.

It’s called The Complete Columbia Albums Collection.

The box houses 13 CDs in 11 cardboard sleeves (replicas of the original
vinyl covers) (11 singles and 2 gatefolds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Legacy
Edition (2 CDs) and Untiltled / Unissued (2 CDs)).

Some of the covers are actual scans of used LPs, as one can clearly notice
ringwear on the back.

The CDs are the remastered versions first issued in the 90s with bonus
tracks.

There also is a 40 page booklet with all recording details (musicians,
dates, etc…) and track-by-track comments.

Nothing new, but a nice object for completist collectors.

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Acetate single - outtake from the "American Dreamer" soundtrack

Whin Oppice has acquired the original acetate of this unreleased Gene Clark song.

Hereunder is a picture this rarity:


And here are the lyrics:

Jimmy Christ
Nobody knows the pain I feel
From an old rugged cross
Or on a movie reel
When I sit there all alone
And my thoughts I can't conceal
Rhyming every word as if it
Wasn't really real
Jimmy Christ
He's been produced
And he's been spliced
He's been crucified
Do you think
He should be denied? 

And finally, Whin's comment:

According to Johnny Rogan, Gene did three songs for the movie American Dreamer.

Jimmy Christ is an outtake. It clocks in at a brief 1:33, opens and closes with harmonica - typical Gene format.

I've not seen the movie so I don't know how the lyrics might fit.

Either way, the song could easily be Gene describing himself.

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